During certain dental procedures, our experts will provide patients with sedation in order to encourage relaxation and comfort, while also reducing pain. Sedation can go a long way towards reducing anxiety and helping a patient feel at ease while they receive treatment. This is especially true for patients who are apprehensive about undergoing dental procedures.

Depending upon the intensity of the procedure, different levels of sedation are available. This can range from a slight feeling of relaxation to rendering the patient unconscious. All of our methods for providing sedation are safe, and the process is heavily monitored. Some procedures that may warrant the use of sedation include:

  • Teeth Extractions
  • Wisdom Teeth Removals
  • Dental Implant Surgery
  • Periodontal Services

At Dental Implants Today, we offer both oral sedation and local anesthesia.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation involves inhaling gas delivered from a special mask that is worn over the mouth. The gas is both odorless and colorless. Once the gas is breathed in, the patient will experience a sensation of relaxation and comfort that will help them get through a dental procedure. Oral sedation does a particularly great job of reducing a patient’s anxiety when receiving treatment.

Local Anesthesia

When work is going to be done at a particular location inside the mouth, a local anesthetic can be used to numb the area and prevent the patient from experiencing pain. Local anesthetics are only designed to provide a numbing effect against pain, and they will leave a patient fully aware of what is occurring.

Although local anesthetics are a great way to manage pain during a dental procedure, they are not particularly helpful for reducing patient anxiety. With this in mind, a local anesthetic alone might not be the best solution for a patient with a high level of anxiety prior to treatment.

If you would like to learn more about the methods of sedation offered at Dental Implants Today, please call us at (941) 244-2220 to schedule an appointment.


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Our Happy Patients

Melissa K.

"The staff is so personable at Dental Implants Today. The doctors are all wonderful and truly care about the patients. The assistants make you truly comfortable while your in the dental chair. The office is high tech and all digital. The office is conveniently located off Tamiami Trail and easy to locate. Can't wait for my next visit!"

Susan P.

Sure wish I had found them earlier!! I had a periodontist that did gum surgery on me for 13,000.00; I had to wait for my gums to heal a few months and because that Periodontist would not work with my previous dentist I had to find a new dentist for the tooth part after the implant. I went in to interview Dr. Krause (dentist) & found the office and staff exceptional AND I got a quote for the implants at HALF the cost from his partner Dr. Taylor (periodontist)!! I can only imagine how much money I would have saved on the initial surgery, I feel violated by the first periodontist. I had the implants yesterday and painless with the exception of the numbing shots initially and no pain today. Affordable Quality Care!

Vincent D.

"I've always gotten the best service from Dr Schweizer, everyone at the office is very knowledgeable and professional, all the staff is very friendly. Since moving down to Florida, Dr Schweizer has been the only dentist I've had, which has been about 30 years. I don't think I would feel comfortable seeing any one else."


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